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Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

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This was a super collection of ceramics and other works, like ax heads and clothing pins. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Highlighting the cultures that have made up Ecuador

Small but very interesting collection that highlights the stone, metal, clay work of the various... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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5000 Beautiful archaeologic pieces displayed in 15 rooms.
Calle Larga 5-24 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a super collection of ceramics and other works, like ax heads and clothing pins. They have many pottery items that are well-preserved and show the quality of work by ancient hands. My only complaint and it's a small one is that it would...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very interesting collection that highlights the stone, metal, clay work of the various cultures that have made up Ecuador. Admission is $4. A large gift shop that has some items I have not seen in other shops. There is also a cafe within...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

I loved the museum - it was a cultural, historical experience - one time was not enough. I highly recommend visiting and spending time here.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Yesterday we used our new bus passes(.15 each way for seniors) and went down to Calle Largo, old town. It has an understated entrance. Entry is $4. The museum has many small room divisions with different cultures displayed. The amount of ceramics is very impressive....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

This museum is on Calle Larga, a main drag in Cuenca, but it is small and you can walk past it. It's only a few rooms but it's chocked full of interesting artifacts and it's not super crowded because you have to pay $2-$4 to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

From the outside of this museum it is inconceivable to imagine the sheer size of the collection you’ll be encountering. The chronological placement of the objects truly gave me an education and appreciation for local art and culture. Everything is in Spanish, but if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

We visited several museums in Quito, but none of them gave us such a good understanding of the pre-conquest history of Ecuador than this. It takes y, and shows you the ways in which they relate one to anotherou through the various cultures that have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Very good friendly Museum with staggering collection of artefacts from Ecuador. When they say 5000 exhibits, I didn’t count them, but I was amazed at this huge collection. A definite must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Although we don't have a particular interest in the aboriginal art of the Andes, we happily spent about 90 minutes here. The displays are stylishly presented in a bright, airy atmosphere. Admission $4. Each area is titled with the region and the date range. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

The interesting collection of artifacts are arranged by time period and region. You start with the Paleoindian period and end with the Incas. The artifacts are labeled in several languages including English. A great place to spend an hour. Entrance fee is $4 per person.

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 14, 2017|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
They do have facilities for a restaurant, but I did not see it active when I toured the museum. There are many many other small to large restaurants within the same area.
February 18, 2015|
Response from JuanFCordero | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. We are open today.